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Why don't restaurants give spoons with the order?

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Why don't restaurants give spoons with the order?

I've ordered rice meal from the restos in food court and what they always give me is fork and sometimes knife. I always have to ask for spoon.

Why don't they include the spoon at first place. Are they expecting the customers to eat rice with forks?
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test9251 wrote:
Nov 12th, 2017 8:05 pm
I've ordered rice meal from the restos in food court and what they always give me is fork and sometimes knife. I always have to ask for spoon.

Why don't they include the spoon at first place. Are they expecting the customers to eat rice with forks?
White people eat rice with forks, other races of people seem to use spoons or chopsticks.
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I have to say it has never occurred to me to eat rice with a spoon. I usually use a fork. I only use spoons for liquids and ice cream.
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If you are Asian, you should really be eating rice with those Winking Face
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iflyplanes wrote:
Nov 12th, 2017 10:22 pm
White people eat rice with forks, other races of people seem to use spoons or chopsticks.
Yes Philipinos use spoon a lot. I’ve actually seen them attempt to use them as knives
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As a teen, I remember my father yelling at me for attempting to eat cake with a spoon. “Go to the kitchen and get yourself a fork. You can only use spoons for ice cream.“

He must have yelled away any table manners creativity out of me, because it never occurred to me to eat rice with a spoon. Spoons are for soup.
Toronto is a very small part of Canada
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Mostly toddlers and small children eat with spoons. Most people eat rice with a fork or chopsticks. Spoons are for soup, stew, ice cream, cereal, etc.
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I only eat rice with a fork, would never consider a spoon.
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I watched like 5 YouTubes to get a definite answer.

In Canada, use a spoon with a bowl and a fork with a plate. But the idea of table manners is to be conscientious of the other people at the table. So if you are eating with a bunch of Philipinos, you should probably use a spoon (right hand) and a fork (left hand).
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I find this odd too. As an Indian I cannot understand why someone would eat rice with a fork. Although thinking a bit harder about it maybe I eat with a spoon because our dishes are curries which can be watery.

Anyways spoon ftw!
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MonctonMan wrote:
Nov 13th, 2017 4:58 pm
I watched like 5 YouTubes to get a definite answer.

In Canada, use a spoon with a bowl and a fork with a plate. But the idea of table manners is to be conscientious of the other people at the table. So if you are eating with a bunch of Philipinos, you should probably use a spoon (right hand) and a fork (left hand).
Not just Filipinos that use spoons for rice. Thai, and Malaysians do too. Personally I'd rather follow the culture that eats rice the most on the use of proper utensils when having rice.
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im so asian i eat soup with chopsticks
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Nov 13th, 2017 10:04 am
Yes Philipinos use spoon a lot. I’ve actually seen them attempt to use them as knives
To them, the spoon is the knife.

I once had a dinner with Filipinos. We had pork chops and I asked where the knives were. They all laughed at me like I'm the crazy one. :rolleyes:
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Nov 14th, 2017 9:05 am
Not just Filipinos that use spoons for rice. Thai, and Malaysians do too. Personally I'd rather follow the culture that eats rice the most on the use of proper utensils when having rice.
Koreans use spoons too due to the many stews, but for rice they feel the need to challenge themselves with thin metal chopsticks.
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i have an axe to grind with them koreans. if ur gonna make ur chopsticks out of heavy metal, make them girth-ier so it doesnt slip all the damn time. spaghetti thin metal chopsticks are too delicate for my stocky nordic-blood hands.
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